basket Your basket >
>
Your wishlist >

Gespreide betaling is mogelijk op het juweel van uw dromen! Vraag ons naar de details. Gratis verzekerde verzending van alle orders!

jewelry glossary

Antieke juwelen glossarium
(verklarende woordenlijst)

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z         (alles)

Serjeant ring

A type of finger ring presented by an English barrister, upon being called to be a Serjeant-at-law (a judicial post held before becoming a judge, abolished in 1875), to the Sovereign, judges, numerous officials, and also friends. Such rings were flat, gold bands, usually with moulded rims and encircling stripes between which was engraved a Latin motto, usually of legal significance. Each donor gave a large number of rings and as a number of serjeants were called simultaneously, the quantity of such rings was vast; but today they are rare, as most were melted for gold.

They varied in weight according to the rank of the donee, but all were fairly costly. The custom prevailed from the late 15th century until 1875.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

Juwelen Glossarium

U mist een uitleg?
klik hier voor een aanvraag

Juwelen op thema
Antieke Juwelen Lezing
Adin wall papers       Help       Verzendpolitiek       Handelaars       Abonnement       Twitter   Facebook   Google+   Instagram  Linken
Home  |   Site-veiligheid  |   Volg Uw Bestelling   |   Retourpolitiek   |   Contacteer Ons  |   Antwerp  |   Algemene Voorwaarden   |   Site Map  |   Blog  |   Testimonials  |   In Memoriam